Hi, I’m Masuma. I’m a journalist.

  • I report and tell stories with words, audio, multimedia and social media, as well as with digital, emerging and unexpected platforms — from chat bots and text messages to disposable cameras and diary entries.

  • I’m writing a book documenting the lives of teenage girls around the world for Algonquin Books, based on a newsletter and series that I wrote for The Washington Post’s The Lily.

  • Previously, I worked at CNN and the Washington Post — my work included leading CNN editorial strategy on emerging social platforms and managing digital innovations and storytelling for the Washington Post's national and politics desk. I share in a Pulitzer Prize, a Murrow Award, a Webby and an EPPY for my work.

  • I tell human stories that help us understand people, power and politics around the world.

  • Recently, my work has focused mostly on gender and human rights — from girlhood around the world to South Asian migrant domestic workers in the Middle East. But I’ve also covered US politics and elections for the Washington Post; curated part of a museum exhibit about social media and the 2016 US presidential election at the Newseum; reported from inside a prison for the BBC; Facebook Live-d from the back of a motorcycle at the Olympics for CNN; and covered love stories and politics with voicemails. 

Want to collaborate, commission me, or chat? Email me: masuma.ahuja@gmail.com